Finding Engineering Solutions for the Challenges of Vehicle Electrification

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 in Advanced Energy, Arc Welding, Automotive, Composites Joining, Dissimilar Materials, Dissimilar Metals Joining, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Competitiveness, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Microjoining, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

According to trend watcher Industry Week, the number of electric cars on the road is likely to triple in the next two years – from 3.7 million last year to 13 million by the end of the decade. As the automotive industry starts to embrace vehicle electrification, there is an increasing need for smarter, moreRead more


Ultrasonic Metal Foil Additive Manufacturing Explained

By Rebecca Gurk on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 in Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Dissimilar Metals Joining, Manufacturing Innovation, Metal 3D Printing, Metal Composites, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Ultrasonic metal foil additive manufacturing is a technology that was pioneered by Fabrisonic, an affiliate of EWI. It uses ultrasonic welding to build up metal parts layer by layer – a low-temperature, solid-state process that can produce 3D-printed parts as large as 6’ x 6’ square. Recently, Fabrisonic President Mark Norfolk gave a terrific explanationRead more


Recently Published: Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center

By Christine Filippetti on Thursday, April 19th, 2018 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI Graduate Fellow, Amin Moghaddas, along with EWI colleagues, Matt Short, Nick Wiley, Karl Graff, and an OSU co-author were recently published in the March 2018 issue of the Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering. “Improving Productivity in an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Vertical Machining Center,” focuses on transitioning the ultrasonic-assisted drilling (UAD) process from a laboratoryRead more


An Approach to Determine Minimum Amplitude Required for Ultrasonic Welding — New Paper

By Rebecca Gurk on Monday, November 13th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

One of the most important variables for ultrasonic welding is amplitude.  While recommended amplitude guidelines are available for many generic materials based on accumulated industry experience, use of specialized and newly developed materials is rapidly increasing.  To that end, it is desired to have a method for experimentally determining the minimum amplitude required for aRead more


New Paper — Hybrid Ultrasonic Spot Welding of High Strength Materials

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Automotive, EWI – Company, Lightweighting, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Resistance Processes/Solid-State Processes, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI recently completed a study comparing the hybrid process to ultrasonic metal welding, focusing on joining aluminum 6061 to itself. The results of this research are discussed in a new paper by EWI Applications Engineer Lindsey Lindamood.


EWI GreenSeal™ Returns to Pack Expo 2017

By Beth Sharb on Monday, September 18th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

Last year at Pack Expo 2016, EWI unveiled the newest innovation in ultrasonic packaging. This year, we’ll be back at Pack Expo demonstrating how EWI GreenSeal™ can improve your package performance, lower material usage, and enjoy significant savings. EWI’s narrower ultrasonic sealing technology produces a more effective seal that increases shelf life, eliminates the need forRead more


EWI and Lako Partner to Commercialize New Ultrasonic Package Sealing Technology

By Rebecca Gurk on Thursday, July 6th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, Consumer Electronics, EWI – Company, Manufacturing Innovation, Manufacturing Technology, Packaging, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

EWI and Lako Tool are pleased to announce that they have signed a licensing agreement that allows Lako to retrofit and upgrade existing vertical form-fill seal (VFFS) packaging equipment with EWI GreenSeal™ ultrasonic sealing technology. EWI’s patented new technology can create seals as narrow as 1mm, thereby delivering the packaging industry improved package performance, lowerRead more


EWI Research on Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling published in International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

By Christine Filippetti on Monday, June 5th, 2017 in Advanced Manufacturing, EWI – Company, EWI – Products, Government, Heavy Industry, Heavy Manufacturing, Manufacturing Innovation, Technology Innovation, Ultrasonic Processes. No Comments

A new article co-authored by EWI associates Amin Moghaddas, Matt Short, Nick Wiley, and Karl Graff, along with Allen Yi of The Ohio State University, was recently published in The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. The article titled “Performance of an Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling Module” discusses how the ultrasonic-assisted drilling module, designed using FEA methodsRead more